Bucket List: Athens Edition

Bucket List: Athens Edition

by Elizabeth Jones
Stripes Europe

Athens, one of Europe’s oldest cities, promises nothing short of countless sights to see and delicacies to enjoy. Housing an abundant amount of history and culture, Greece’s capital is filled with a plethora of experiences. To ensure you cross off the very best of these experiences, check out the can’t-miss items below when visiting ancient Athens.

  1. Travel back in time with a visit to the Acropolis.
  2. Take a must-have picture in front of the Parthenon.
  3. Stare in awe at the Temple of Zeus.
  4. Sink your teeth in a delicious gyro or souvlaki.
  5. Try ouzo — Greece’s national drink.
  6. Stand where ancient athletes stood at the Panathenaic Stadium.
  7. Wander through Plaka, Athen’s oldest district filled with shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.
  8. See the “Changing of the Guards” at the Presidential Mansion in Syntagma Square.
  9. Bargain your way through Monastiraki’s flea market on a Sunday morning.
  10. Cap off your adventure with a drink at the popular “A for Athens” rooftop bar which boasts fantastic views of the Acropolis in the distance.

Have you ever been to Athens? Tell contentteam@stripes.com some bucket-list-worthy items you would put on this list!


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